Welcome to the wonderful world of Computer Science, Business and Marketing Education! This website provides you with information about all things for Mrs. Koblents' classes. It also provides useful resources and interesting articles about careers and job outlooks focused on business and technology industries.
Prior to beginning my education career at Affton High School, I worked for 10 years in various nonprofit organizations specializing in economic development, public relations and fundraising. During that the time, I taught classes at a local university and fell in love with teaching. In 2006, I decided to go back to school to become a high school business and marketing teacher and the rest goes down in Affton history!
- Graduate of UMSL with a Bachelors degree in Communications in 2002.
- Graduate of Webster University with a Master of Arts degree in Marketing and Advertising 2003.
- Graduate of Lindenwood University with a Masters in Art in Teaching with an emphasis in Business and Marketing Education in 2008.
- AP Computer Science Principles - Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation, this course aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. Computer Science Principles helps students develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet. Projects and problems include app development, visualization of data, cybersecurity, and simulation. PLTW is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This endorsement affirms that all components of PLTW CSP’s offerings are aligned to the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment.
- Principles of Business - What do your favorite rock group’s tour schedule, the logo on a coffee mug, and the Wall Street Journal have in common? BUSINESS. It’s everywhere. Principles of Business will open your eyes to the world of business. During the course you will be introduced to some of the major areas of business administration (marketing, management, and finance) through fun, real world projects. For more information about the High School of Business Program click here. Students enrolled in this class will also have the opportunity to participate in FBLA.
- Principles of Economics - Students expand their understanding that businesses are influenced by external factors that are often beyond their control. Consumer spending, government policies, economic conditions, legal issues, and global competition are addressed through practical, current applications to everyday societal and business life. Decision matrices are introduced, and the importance and costs of quality are stressed. Students develop their knowledge and skills in such areas as economics, entrepreneurship, operations, and professional development. Throughout the course, students will be presented with current economic problems for which they are asked to determine solutions, often through the application of decision matrices. For more information about the High School of Business Program click here. Students enrolled in this class will also have the opportunity to participate in FBLA
- Web Design - Are you interesting in technology? Do you like to create and use your imagination? This course is intended as an introduction to creating Web pages. The objectives of this course are: to teach the fundamentals of developing Web pages using HTML5 guidelines; to show students how to create Web pages suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use; to expose students to common Web page formats and functions; to promote curiosity and independent exploration of World Wide Web resources; to develop an exercise-oriented approach that allows students to learn by example; to encourage independent study and help those who are learning how to create Web pages in a distance education environment. Students enrolling in this course will also have the opportunity to participate in DECA (Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). Dual credit is available for this course for sophomores, juniors and seniors from St. Louis Community College.
- Online Personal Finance - Understanding and managing personal finances are key to one's future financial success. This one-semester course is based on the Missouri Personal Finance Competencies and presents essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about real world financial issues. This course is designed to introduce students to personal money management principles. Content areas include budgeting, credit, credit cards, banking, checking, taxes, insurance, and investments. This course is run entirely through a course management system (schoology.com) Juniors and Seniors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to receive college credit through Missouri State University for an additional fee. Students taking Personal Finance will have the opportunity to participate in DECA (Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
- Cooperative Career Education and Marketing Internship - The mission of the Cooperative Career Education program is to advance student theoretical and practical learning, by provide professional career development, develop student communications, technical and interpersonal skills. Students will also discover occupations in various industries, discuss employer-employee relations, human relations, labor organizations, as well as how to write a cover letter, resume and how to ace that job interview . This is a hybrid course; some coursework will be completed online (via Schoology.com) and some seminar attendance is required. Criteria for internship will be identified through the application process. Students taking CCE/Marketing Internship will have the opportunity to participate in DECA (Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).